Chips Hardy’s Blue on Blue at Tristan Bates Theatre

Chips Hardy (father of Tom Hardy) has written an excellent play about a wounded British soldier.

Badly wounded in action by friendly fire, army veteran Moss lives in a small flat with his highly- strung nephew Carver. When Marta, a young Eastern European carer, enters their tiny world the results are as disruptive as they are well-intentioned.

Darren Swift, who was injured on duty in Northern Ireland, steals the show as wounded ex-machine gunner Moss.

Hardy’s snappy dialogue manages to cover serious issues sensitively without sacrificing any laughs.

The sense of humour is very British — in the tradition of great tv shows like Only Fools and Horses, Till Death Do Us Part, and Steptoe and Son.

The audience loved Blue on Blue and gave it a big thumbs up throughout.

It is showing at Tristan Bates theatre in Soho and runs on until 14th May.

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